Written by the always-controversial Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged is her magnum opus and statement on her philosophy objectivism. The massive novel takes place over three parts and is well over 1000 pages.It follows the story of Dagny Taggart who is a railroad executive in a dystopia. The world has gone to hell and trains are the primary mode of transportation. The men and women who are keeping the country going are scientists, engineers, and businessmen. However, the government in power keeps enacting new laws to tax and take away all the efforts these people have made. One by one they start disappearing. And the mysterious John Galt is feared to be the culprit.
The story is about what would happen if the best minds went on strike. That there are producers and takers and the takers can only whip the producers so much before they snap. Forcing someone else to take care of you is immoral. Individualism and the drive to make money is actually good for society. If you agree with this, you will love this book.
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